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Dapitan Literary Folio


The Flame, aside from serving as a stronghold in maintaining a reliable journalistic tradition of liberal and fearless reportage, annually celebrates the artistic and literary prowess of the Artlet community by inviting them to submit their works for Dapitan.

Dapitan is a literary folio made through the compilation of selected contributions from the Artlet community. It has kept vigil throughout the years of the Faculty’s existence in maintaining ablaze the Promethean fire of creative inspiration. This is part of the publication’s duty in honoring the altar of the giants, its family of literati predecessors upon whose shoulders the Flame rests.

Dapitan: Panopticon

art by Ma. Rhana Louise B. Abucejo/THE FLAME

The idea of the panopticon was introduced and popularized by French philosopher Michel Foucault in his book Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison. Although it is an antiquated concept, it is still alive today in various modern forms. 

In olden times, the panopticon is a type of prison where the cells are placed in a circle, surrounding the watchtower in the middle. Authorities can watch each inmate at any time within the central tower, without the prisoners knowing it. The very point of it is to watch, to gaze, and to discipline the subjected bodies. 

These mechanisms of constant surveillance and its implications in the present time will be the essence of Dapitan 2023: Panopticon, whether exploring the nature of being watched or being the one to watch. The theme may also be about the numerous ways surveillance is done at present, and its perceived effects on society.

DEADLINE: March 11, 2023

GENERAL GUIDELINES

This is open to all AB students, professors, and alumni.

REQUIREMENTS:

• Screenshot or photo of registration form or alumni card

• Creative self-description (maximum of 250 words, written in the third person point of view)

FOR POETRY/TULA, PROSE/KATHA, FLASH FICTION/DAGLI (300 words or less), ONE-ACT PLAY/DULANG MAY ISANG YUGTO, AND CREATIVE NONFICTION:

• Strictly no identifying marks on the work itself

• Maximum of two (2) entries

No word limit for written entries except for flash fiction/dagli (300 words or less)

• Use the following format: Times New Roman or Calibri, 11, 1.5 spacing, justified, letter size

FOR PHOTOGRAPHS: 

• 4R size

• Minimum of three (3) entries and a maximum of five (5) entries

FOR ART:

DIGITAL ART

• 300 dpi

• In short bond paper

• Maximum of five (5) entries

TRADITIONAL ART

• Maximum of five (5) entries

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

The deadline for submissions is on March 11, 2023.

Those who wish to submit entries may do so using this form: https://forms.gle/K3upa2mwjSEfZXTp6

For this year’s Dapitan, all entries will be passed online.